This two bedroom (queen beds), two bath 750 sq. ft. cabin is nestled in a private wooded area on scenic grove river ranch, a 140 acre equestrian center and retreat in Banks County near Gainesville and Commerce (northeast Georgia mountain area). The outside of the cabin features three decks, hot tub, fishing pond, river shoals, bonfire area, access to hiking and horse trails. The inside is fully stocked with linens, cookware, small appliances, washer/dryer, central heat/air, gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD and VHS players. Large variety of area attractions. Weekly rates available. Stabling and riding instruction available. Contact CJ to receive a rate sheet.
- Cabin750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleep 4
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
About CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager
A resident of Georgia since 1980, we built this facility in 2005 to expand my horse business and develop a nature preserve. The cabin was originally put on the master plan and constructed to house equestrian guests visiting the ranch to attend a clinic or a riding vacation. For a better return on the investment, I opened the cabin to non-equestrian visitors.
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager chose Gillsville
I performed volunteer work on a trail system partially located in Banks County for the US Forest Service and could not help but notice how scenic the area was. The rural atmosphere, coupled with a very low crime rate, no traffic issues, yet close to shopping and other necessities made it an appealing choice for personal and business reasons.
What makes this Cabin unique
The many noisy shoals and scenic beauty of the river/creek was one of the most appealing features of the property. Once the center of the property was cleared for pasture and construction of the equestrian center, it revealed a beautiful 180 degree ridge view with stunning sunsets. Being able to enjoy the mountainous terrain, the appearance of being in the middle of nowhere, and yet only 10 minutes away 'modern civilization' via three four-lane highways is a huge plus.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
You can take the girl out of the south but...
You can't take the south out of the girl!! I moved to Long Beach, CA many, many, many years ago but the south never moved out of me. Grove River Ranch offers everything a person could want for in a magical, wooded, pristine ranch setting. The river cabin is nicely appointed, just bring food and drink and check out! The morning's sun awakens you to a gorgeous view of pastures, horses, a pond with geese and ducks. The river's serene babble outside your bedroom lures you to a deep sleep. It's wonderfully peaceful and secluded. C.J. is most accommodating, available on property and responsive. Hike the trails or do them horseback. Fish, feed ducks, sit on one of two decks and listen to the river, while enjoying the abundance of wildlife all around. If there was a review choice of 10+ stars... I'd select 'em. Treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Hosting Julie's return to the south, even for a short visit, was a great pleasure. Of all the places she could have chosen, I am so glad she chose my river cabin! She is a real treasure, a blessing to all those she comes into contact with I am sure. I look forward to the next time she returns for a good dose of southern hospitality!
Great weekend getaway
Perfect last minute getaway retreat for my husband and I to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Cabin was clean, and had all the amenities needed. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, hot tub was very relaxing, and the horse/hiking trails were beautiful along the river. Such a neat little piece of paradise not too far from home. Will definitely stay here again in the future. CJ was great to work with!
Thank you for your kind words Melanie! You don't have to drive too far from the city to find privacy, peace and quiet. With three kids at home, it's good to be in close range just in case of an emergency! I will look forward to your return visit.
A lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta
My girlfriend and I stayed here for two days over New Years and had a great time. The cabin is well appointed and had all the comforts of home. We enjoyed the hot tub especially, given how cold it was. CJ was very responsive and when we couldn’t find a lighter for the fireplace she brought us a new one very quickly.
There is nothing like a steaming hot tub and a cozy fireplace to ring in the New Year! I didn't order the big falling snowflakes on New Year's morning, but it certainly did add even more beauty to the already scenic setting. So glad this young couple was able to get out of the city to enjoy a little private quiet time in the country, hope they will return in 2018!
Christmas in the Woods
The 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin is back in the woods off a graved road. It was very quiet and the only cabin there. The owner was personable and easy to reach. Horses were on the property with a pond and running creek. We really enjoyed our Christmas in the little mountain cabin.
It's always so nice to hear that someone has enjoyed such a special holiday in my little cabin. I'm inspired to add a few Christmas decorations next year!
Beautiful, clean, quiet, peaceful
CJ your place is so pretty and it was just what we needed. I have no idea how you arranged that snow for our weekend but it was perfect! Snow falling and sitting in on the hot tub was not disappointing! We loved it. We will be back and will tell folks about your hide away. Thanks for having everything we needed for a perfect weekend. The Sandifer's
I was hoping you were enjoying the unexpected snowfall from the hot tub, a rare thing in December! Glad the roads cleared off so quickly so you could get to the wedding without incident.
Thank you for your kind words, I look forward to the opportunity to host your return visit!
Amazing and relaxing stay!
Absolutely beautiful location nestled within an equestrian estate. Cabin was wonderfully comfortable and it's accommodations perfect for our family of 4. We took advantage of the pond for fishing, and the hot tub in the cold evenings. Amazing views from the property, horses abound, and nature everywhere! One of the best experiences our family has had in years! CJ is extremely accommodating, and allowed us a great venue to unwind and relax. Absolutely going to stay here again next time we are planning a Georgia vacation!
It makes my day to read how much a family has enjoyed my facilities! The cabin's surroundings make it truly a unique experience. I thank God every day for the beauty and serenity He has provided for me here, and it is a pleasure to share it with others. I will look forward to the Curnow family's return visit any time they get back to the South!
To receive additional information about Banks County and various festivals and events held during the year, contact the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau. Banks Co. Chamber of Commerce CVB 877-389-2896 or 706-677-2108 Lake Lanier Striper Charters Gainesville, GA Jeff Blair 678-542-4176 Zip Line Canopy Tour Adventures Lula, GA 770-869-7272 Southeastern Expeditions - Whitewater Rafting Clayton, GA 30524 800-868-7238 Jaemor Farms 5340 Cornelia Hwy/Hwy 365, mile marker 35 Alto, GA 770-869-3000 Funopolis Family Fun Center Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA 706-335-3866 Hammers Glen Golf & Country Club Homer, GA 706-677-3333 Atlanta Dragway Commerce, GA 706-335-2301 Gresham Motorsports Park Jefferson, GA 706-387-7490 Commerce Crossing Mall Stores Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA 706-335-6352 Nova Cinemas Banks Crossing/Commerce, GA 708-335-4366 Movie Hotline 706-423-9659